Roof Inspections When Buying A Home

When I was in the market to buy my first home, some of the advice I was given was to make sure the foundation, plumbing, and roof were in good shape. I am glad for that advice because I had no idea how much it cost for repairs, replacement, or how homeowners insurance worked. Getting roof inspections when buying a home will absolutely save you lots of time and money in the long run. If you are investing in a house, then you want to make sure it is in tip top shape. So what should you look for?

Missing Or Damaged Shingles

Upon visual inspection if you notice damaged or missing shingles, that is a red flag. You don’t know how long those shingles have been missing, or if water damage has been allowed to move beyond the roof. If there was a recent storm, it is likely that the damage is not severe. If the house has been vacant for a while, it could be a big problem. You will want the roof replaced before you buy.

Cracks and Bowing

If the roof appears to be uneven, it likely does not have adequate ventilation. Heat that builds up in the attic may cause warping to roof decking, and may prematurely wear a roof out. Look for cracked caulking around the roof vents. If you notice bowing or discoloration on the roof, that is also a sign of damage. You will definitely want that roof replaced.

Get A Professional Roof Inspection

There are so many factors to look into when it comes to the roof. Looking for water stains inside the attic that may be signs of damage. Checking the gutters and downspouts as well as fascia and soffits. All of these things can be damaged and lead to a reduced life of your roof. Before you buy a home, make sure all of these things are in working order as repairs and replacements can be pricey.
The Professionals at Roof Co can come and give you a free roof inspection and let you know the exact condition of your roof. With 3 locations to serve you in Oklahoma in Tulsa, Skiatook, and Broken Arrow, you are sure to get the convenient roofing service you need. Call us now or send us a message to schedule your fast free roofing quote.
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